School of Critical Studies

School of Critical Studies

Student Mobility

Student Mobility

Student Mobility trip to Columbia University

‌Subject Area: English Language

Funding amount: £3717

Funding source: Principal's Early Career Fund

Type of activity: Student mobility (Rachael Hamilton)

 

The Columbia visit allowed enabled the Mapping Metaphor project (which is AHRC funded from 01/2012-03/2015) to be pitched to an international audience and get feedback on the more technical aspects from scholars in digital humanities.

The overall project aim is to ‘map’ metaphorical usage in the entire English language from Old English to the present day. This is being achieved through using the Historical Thesaurus (HT) as a source of semantic and temporal data. We have divided the HT into c.400 separate areas of meaning (e.g. Light, Anger, Money, …) and are systematically identifying metaphorical connections between these categories. The final results of this will form an online ‘Metaphor Map’ resource showing all of the thousands of connections identified, including example words and first recorded dates of metaphorical usage between categories.

To find out more the Mapping Metaphor project sign up to the blog.


Video: Onomastics - Prof Carole Hough

Subject Area: English Language - Onomastics

Type of Activity: Research/Student

Funding: IPDF / ESRC / RSE

Lead: Prof Carole Hough

Carole Hough [MP4]

Glasgow/Copenhagen partnership development and establishment of research network.


Staff Exchange

Staff Exchange

Mapping Metaphor Staff Mobility to Columbia University

Subject Area: English Language 

Funding amount: £3717

Funding source: Principal's Early Career Fund

Type of activity: Staff mobility (Dr Ellen Bramwell)

The Columbia visit allowed enabled the Mapping Metaphor project (which is AHRC funded from 01/2012-03/2015) to be pitched to an international audience and get feedback on the more technical aspects from scholars in digital humanities.

The overall project aim is to ‘map’ metaphorical usage in the entire English language from Old English to the present day. This is being achieved through using the Historical Thesaurus (HT) as a source of semantic and temporal data. We have divided the HT into c.400 separate areas of meaning (e.g. Light, Anger, Money, …) and are systematically identifying metaphorical connections between these categories. The final results of this will form an online ‘Metaphor Map’ resource showing all of the thousands of connections identified, including example words and first recorded dates of metaphorical usage between categories.

To find out more the Mapping Metaphor project sign up to the blog.


International Research

International Research

Research Network in Historical Pragmatics: University of Alcala

‌Subject Area: English Language

Staff: Prof Jeremy Smith

An international research network is under development in the field of historical pragmatics, focusing on the ways in which paratextual elements in the broadest sense (including punctuation, mise-en-page etc) reflect changing practices of literacy.  Our first focus is on texts composed originally in medieval English, but the plan is to extend discussion into a range of other languages and periods.  Planned outcomes include a monograph, a book of essays and as series of colloquia.


Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus

‌Subject Area: English Language

Type of Activity: Colloquium/Conference (for Network of Scholars, including international, project team and wider University of Glasgow audience)

Funding: £3662.13, AHRC

Lead: Dr Wendy Anderson

The colloquium aimed to bring together all those involved in the Mapping Metaphor project, including our international network of scholars, to give papers based on the research that we had been doing on specific categories from the Mapping Metaphor data (e.g. Body parts, Landscape, Mental Health). We were also able to test an early beta-version of our online resource with our network and project team. The most prominent outcome of the colloquium will be an edited volume, provisionally titled English Metaphor Through Time and Semantic Space, which has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.

The overall project aim is to ‘map’ metaphorical usage in the entire English language from Old English to the present day. This is being achieved through using the Historical Thesaurus (HT) as a source of semantic and temporal data. We have divided the HT into c.400 separate areas of meaning (e.g. Light, Anger, Money, …) and are systematically identifying metaphorical connections between these categories. The final results of this will form an online ‘Metaphor Map’ resource showing all of the thousands of connections identified, including example words and first recorded dates of metaphorical usage between categories.

For more information on the Mapping Metaphor project visit their webpage.


Video: Coexistence of Jews, Christians and Muslims in post Ottoman Palestine

Subject Area: Theology and Religious Studies

Type of Activity:

Funding: Carneigie Trust, Royal Society of Ediburgh

Lead: Dr Saeko Yazaki

Saeko Yazaki [MP4]

Travel to various libraries and archives in Jerusalem, New York and Princeton to undertake research.